Hi Sugarplum! It's Monday...again...but the upside is, it's another week closer to fall! Not many people look forward to fall more than Texans....after a month of 100+ degree temps, we are ready to go outside again!
Fall also means holidays...and family coming over for the holidays! And I don't know about you, but nothing motivates me to get stuff done more than a house guest. Next time you move, offer to host Thanksgiving...for your in-laws...in your new home! I bet you won't have boxes laying around for long.
Same is true for the pesky maintenance stuff that always seems to pile up. I was lucky enough to have the talented Bryn Alexandra over yesterday morning for a dining room consult (it's been stumping me). But also, I just really wanted to meet her. (I've been a fan of her work and blog for awhile.)
I was giving my dining room a quick glance to make sure nothing embarrassing was going on before she came over, when I spied this:
Hi Tarnish, where'd you come from? Didn't I just polish you, um, like, a year ago? (And how did I become old enough to own silver?!) Normally I'd chose to ignore this, but if anyone is going to notice your nasty silver, it's a designer!
So I whipped out the Wright's Silver Polish, and 30 minutes later:
Yeah, I'd say that looks better. So I rounded up the rest of it:
My rescued tray reflects the new shiny silver:
As do the candlesticks:
I didn't actually serve her tea (nor have I ever used the service, but I guess I'm obligated to have one...being a southern gal and all?!) But Bryn, thanks for coming over...not only for your amazing ideas, but as motivation to get some much needed Fall cleaning done! I can not wait to get started on the projects we discussed...and I highly recommend her!!
Polishing the silver took less than an hour, yet I avoid it at all costs. Do you avoid things in your house too?!? (validate me please!!)